Operations order 15 March 1944



Operations order 15 March 1944


Lists crews and aircraft for operations. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Includes two standby crews, timings and duty personnel.



Temporal Coverage



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[underlined] M.E 628. H(I)[/underlined]
F/LT. Dorehill.D.F.C.
Sgt. Turrell.
F/Sgt. Wright.W.R.
[underlined] F/Sgt. Deacon. [/underlined] [ticked]
F/Sgt. Gurr.
Sgt. Woollard.
F/Sgt. Mullett.

[underlined] ND.576.M (III)[/underlined]
F/O. Fynn.
Sgt. Orme.
Sgt. Adder.
[underlined]Sgt. Clarke. [/underlined] [ticked]
Sgt. Johnson.
Sgt. Jack.
Sgt. Sagar.
+F/O. Berrington.

[underlined]ND.631.B (III). [/underlined]
P/O. Higgs. DFC.
Sgt. Cowan.
P/O. Black.
[underlined]P/O. Would. [/underlined] [ticked]
P/O. Williams.
F/Sgt. Tiller.
Sgt. Chalmers.
=F/O. Greenfield.

[underlined]ND.565.C.(III) [/underlined]
P/O. Evans.
Sgt. Evans.
F/O. Garland.
[underlined]F/Sgt. Hatton. [/underlined] [ticked]
Sgt. Gilmour.
Sgt. Burnard.
Sgt. Curtis.
=F/Sgt. McKerran.

[underlined] ND.573.S(III) [/underlined]
P/O. Porter.
Sgt. Waugh.
Sgt. Hill.
[underlined] Sgt. Lander. [/underlined][ticked]
F/Sgt. Barclay.
W/O. Pass.
Sgt. Hamlyn.

[underlined]ND 515.Z(III) [/underlined]
F/L. Wiggin
Sgt. Jones.
F/O. Maury.
[underlined] F/O. Marshall.DFC. [/underlined] [ticked]
Sgt. Dicken.
F/O. Rimmer.
P/O. Clarke.DFM.
+P/O. Skinner.

[underlined] ME. 634.P(I).[/underlined]
F/O. Stephenson.
Sgt. Langford.
F/Sgt. Airey.
[underlined]Sgt. Wilson. [/underlined] [ticked]
Sgt. Robinson.
F/Sgt. Dooley. DFM.
F/Sgt. White. DFM.

[underlined]ND.517.U(III) [/underlined]
P/O. Bradburn.
F/Sgt. Blundell.
Sgt. Norman
[underlined]F/Sgt. Gillard. [/underlined] [ticked]
Sgt. Woolley.
F/Sgt. Lloyd.
Sgt. Scott.
=Sgt. Finwick.

[underlined]ND.578.Y(III) [/underlined]
P/O. Chatterton.
Sgt. Letts.
F/O. Reyland.
[underlined]F/Sgt. Scott. [/underlined][ticked]
Sgt. Champion.
Sgt. Evans.

[underlined]ND698G. Q(III) [/underlined]
P/O. Manning.
Sg. Capps.
Sgt. Woodwards.
[underlined]F/Sgt. Roberts. [/underlined][ticked]
Sgt. Davidson.
Sgt. Hedley.
Sgt. Murray.
+P/O. Hobbs.

[underlined]ND552 X (III) [/underlined]
P/O. Butt.
Sgt. Jeffery.
F/O. Sparrow.
[underlined]Sgt. Whiter. [/underlined] [ticked]
Sgt. Donald.
Sgt. Bray.
F/Sgt. Spurden.

[underlined]ND.689G. O.(III) [/underlined]
P/O. Frost.
Sgt. Stanton.
F/Sgt. Ashton.
[underlined]F/O. Devon. [/underlined][ticked]
Sgt. Johnson.
Sgt. Carr.
Sgt. Booth.

[underlined] STAND BY CREW.NO1.[/underlined]
P/O. Smith.
Sgt. Bennet.
F/Sgt. Farren.
[underlined]F/Sgt. Sumner.[/underlined] [ticked]
Sgt. Hussey.
Sgt. Prowse.
Sgt. Dack.

[underlined]STAND BY CREW NO.2. [/underlined]
P/O. Hayes.
Sgt. Ella.
Sgt. Welfare.
[underlined]F/O Dunn. [/underlined][ticked]
Sgt. Walker.
Sgt. Radcliffe.

[underlined]DUTY CREW. [/underlined]
[underlined]Sgt. Fedork.[/underlined]
Sgt. Myles.
Sgt. Taylor.
Sgt. Thompson.
F/Sgt. Barnes
F/Sgt. Burdon.
F/Sgt. Hall.
F/Sgt. Holland.

Note:- + Second Pilot.
= Second Navigator.

Nav. Bus will leave Sgts. Mess at [blank] and Officers Mess at [blank]
1 bus will leave Sgts. Mess at [blank] and Officers Mess at [blank]

Officers i/c Night Flying: S/Ldr. Hunter. Duty F/Eng.:As detailed by F/L. Burrows.
Duty Electricians: LACs. Eveleigh & Fraser. Duty Photos: Sgt. White & LAC. Gerrard.
Duty Sigs: Cpl. Wright. Duty Armr.NCO’s: Sgt. Detailed by W/O.Lowe & Cpl. Ebedes.
Duty Flight NCO’s: Sgt . Green & Arrowsmith. Duty Clerk : LAC. Wyle.
Duty Gunnery Officers: W/O. Dowling & F/S. Groves. Duty Sigs Off. : P/O. Roberts.
Duty Air Bomber : F/Lt. Lowry. Duty F/Eng. Leader: F/Lt. Burrows. DFC.

Flight Lieutenant, for Wing Commander,
[underlined]Commanding, No 44 (Rhodesia) Squadron [/underlined]


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 15 March 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 17, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7814.

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